The community involvement project of Catholic Junior College and TASS – USSH, VNU

From 10th to 18th November 2015, the Tourism and Scientific Services Company Ltd – TASS (belongs to University of Social Sciences & Humanities, VNU Hanoi) and Catholic Junior College, Siam Express, Singapore have co-operated to organize the community involvement project in Ben Tre, Vietnam.

The community involvement project of Catholic Junior College and TASS – USSH, VNU

From 10th to 18th November 2015, the Tourism and Scientific Services Company Ltd – TASS (belongs to University of Social Sciences & Humanities, VNU Hanoi) and Catholic Junior College, Siam Express, Singapore have co-operated to organize the community involvement project in Ben Tre, Vietnam.

The community involvement project (CIP) of Catholic Junior College, Singapore happens at Thanh Trieu Primary School, Ben Tre province (Photo – Vinh Thong)

 

The community involvement and cultural exchange program of Catholic Junior College, Singapore happens at Thanh Trieu Primary School, Phuoc Thanh II village, Thanh Trieu commune, Chau Thanh district, Ben Tre province. This is a project of building school in poor areas of Vietnam, and experiencing life in another country for students from Singapore.

The purpose of this project is built school in poor areas of Vietnam by students from Singapore (Photo – Vinh Thong & Thanh Trang)

During 9 days of this project, the students of Catholic Junior College attends Hard CIP program with those activities such as building a fence surround the school to separate school and the canal near right hand side of the school in order to keep kids safe (during the rainy season or high tide season, kid may fall down to the canal); building a school gate and donate a school name signboard. Besides improving infrastructure, there are many exchange activities included in Soft CIP program, for example: teaching English and improve their speaking and listening English skills via pictures, songs and games based on chosen subject; teaching art and craft; playing games, exchange traditional games with local kids, trying to relate local games to the teaching program and let all of the local kids be involved.

This project is including teaching English, art and craft for the student of Thanh Trieu Primary School, Ben Tre (Photo – Thanh Trang)

Catholic Junior College, Singapore is giving donation items to local poor villagers, families in Ben Tre province (Photo – Thanh Trang)

Futhermore, the students from Singapore also participated in some activities such as visiting the rice paddy fields and interacting with local farmers to understand about Vietnam agriculture – rice water fields and local farmer’s life; giving donation items to local poor villagers, families and poor elderly of the village. TASS also organized them to visit West provinces of Vietnam, including wide range of Ben Tre coconut species, listen to “Đờn ca tài tử” music and songs of southern Vietnam; Cu Chi tunnel – an underground village, which became legendary during the 1960s for its role in the Vietnam War; enjoying water pupet; visiting War Crime Museum to link to Vietnam war history, the colonial-styled Post Office, City Hall, Opera House and the Notre Dame Cathedral,… The journey brings excellent impression about country, people and cultural of Vietnam for the student from Singapore.

TASS organizes to visit the rice paddy fields for the student from Singapore TASS organizes to visit some attractions of Vietnam (Photo – Vinh Thong)

On behalf of the travel company belong to one of the leading university in Vietnam, TASS business line is also unique compared to other companies. We do not concentrate much on profit goals but stating a mission of tourism for humanity, promote tourism as part of community improvement, for instance improving local life at destination. Since then, TASS always try to pursue this kind of unique but rich in meaning tourism as volunteer tourism, or projects in community activities (CIP – Community Involvement Project) links with foreign organizations, in order to help the poor areas of Vietnam by international resources.

Author: Thanh Trang – Thao Nguyen 

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